Legal Counsel Job Careers – Jumia

 Job Title:    Legal Counsel

Organisation: Jumia

Duty Station:  Kampala,
Uganda

 

About US:

Jumia is the leading
pan-African e-commerce platform, present in multiple countries across Africa.
We are a high-growth, disruptive and technology-led business.  If you are a self-starter who is ambitious,
commercial, and collaborative – someone who constantly strives for growth and
improvement – then Jumia is the business for you.

 

Job Summary:  The Legal Counsel, Uganda, will report to the
Associate General Counsel and work directly with the Jumia management team in
Uganda.

 

The Legal Counsel
will be the primary legal adviser for the Jumia business in Uganda.  They will be required to partner the business
in achieving its goals by ensuring that legal and commercials risks are
identified and managed effectively through robust contracting and legal risk
management, and by delivering clear and practical strategies and solutions.

 

Key Duties and Responsibilities:  

·       
Negotiating,
drafting and reviewing contracts across all areas of the business (including
commercial, technology and payments agreements) to protect the commercial and
legal interests of the business and maximise value.

·       
Advising
on and legal managing risk in relation to consumer protection and payments
regulations, including assessing the relevant regulatory requirements and
managing relationships with external bodies;

·       
Managing
corporate governance and company secretarial work in respect of Jumia legal
entity in Uganda;

·       
Implementing
group legal team policies and proposing periodic modifications to the same
based upon practical experience, legal developments and industry best practice
e.g. contracts policy, data privacy policy etc.

·       
Implementing
procedures to manage claims and disputes, including pre-action case management,
mediation, arbitration and litigation.

·       
Building
and managing relationships with our external law firms.

·       
Engaging
in other aspects of the legal function and other special projects as topics
arise. 

 


Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

·       
The
applicant must be a qualified lawyer with a 5 years or more of
post-qualification legal experience, gained at a leading law firm and inhouse
at a leading multinational FMCG, fintech or telco.

·       
Commercial
contracts experience in a payments/financial services environment.

·       
Knowledge
of the regulatory environment as it impacts payments, digital services and
e-commerce.

·       
Experience
working in a fast-growing and agile inhouse environment.

·       
Excellent
legal drafting skills.

·       
Strong
communication skills and ability to communicate knowledge of the law in a
manner that is understood and respected by employees.

·       
Commercial
application of legal knowledge.

·       
Strong
planning, organizational and management skills and the ability to meet
deadlines.

·       
A good
troubleshooter/problem solver who works well under pressure.

·       
Drive to
succeed in a challenging and changing environment.

·       
Ability
to perform with a high level of discretion, professionalism and integrity.

 

How to Apply:

All candidates who
wish to join Jumia in this capacity should apply online at the link below.

 

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Here

 

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